At the conclusion of the 4th and final Test match between India and West Indies, all Indian cricket fans got disappointed as India lost its ICC Test No.1 Rank to Pakistan. But, the 29-year-old Off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin was a happy man as he created an unbeatable record.
The all-rounder has surpassed master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and dashing opener Virender Sehwag to claim the record 6th ‘Man of the series’ award of his career. Earlier, both Sachin and Sehwag were jointly sitting on the top with 5 awards apiece.
Sehwag and Sachin took 39 and 74 series respectively to claim the 5 ‘Man of the Series’ Awards. Guess how many series it took for Ashwin to surpass the two legends? Its only 13.
Ashwin may not be a legend in the shorter formats of the game but he has been consistently proving to be India’s biggest match-winner in Test format. With a long Test career ahead, he is the biggest bet of India to beat Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who is currently the world record holder with 11 Man of the Series awards.